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Current Affairs : 24-09-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • Theme of International Sign Language Day 2019 (23 September) - “Sign Language-Rights for all”.

Environment

  • Cyclonic Storm which hovers over northeast and adjoining east central Arabian sea on 23rd September 2019 – HIKAA Cyclon.

International 

  • World's oldest travel firm that collapsed on 23 September - Thomas Cook (British company founded in 1841).
  • First place in the “Forbes Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs 2019” rankings -  IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Now English language tests like TOEFL and IELTS are not required to qualify Doctors, nurses, dentists and midwives who wish to practice in – UK.
  • First place in the latest ‘Speedtest Global Index’ by Ookla – South Korea (average mobile internet speed of 111 Mbps).

National

  • India’s rank in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Ranking 2019 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) - 34th.
  • India’s rank in the latest ‘Speedtest Global Index’ by Ookla – 131 (average speed of 10.65Mbps).
  • Indian institute that ranked 7th globally and 1st in Asia in the “Forbes Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs 2019” rankings - Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad.
  • A national e-assessment centre (NeAC) will be setup in – Delhi.
  • First rank in the India School Ranking 2019 released by Education World (EW) - Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV), Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Author of a new book titled ‘Being Gandhi’ - Paro Anand.
  • Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-tax (PCCIT) of a new national e-assessment centre (NeAC) – K. M. Prasad.

Sports

  • Rank of the Indian men’s football team in Latest FIFA Ranking in September 2019 - 104th.
  • First rank in Latest FIFA men’s team Ranking in September 2019 – Belgium.

Science and Technology

  • Researchers of this institute discovered the laser-based world's first blood incubator – BioPRIA.

General Knowledge

  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in India was founded in - 1964.
  • International Football Federation (FIFA) – Established in: 1904; Headquarters: Zurich (Switzerland).
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) – Founded in: 1971 (01 January); Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland.
  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) was founded in – 1875.

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